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September 30th, 2019

Review site takes the “BuzzFeed defense.”

The Ratings and Reviews of Lawyers on Avvo Website

September 24th, 2019

December 2018: A federal judge dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. To read the full decision, click here. March 2018: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against Avvo, Inc. for allegedly misleadingly representing that the reviews of attorneys on its website are unbiased and based

Angie’s List Reviews and Ratings

June 29th, 2017

January 2017: The appeal was voluntarily dismissed, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. December 2016: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement. Later in December, an objector filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to grant approval. July 2016: A federal judge preliminarily approved a settlement of this lawsuit. According

Best Reviews

January 12th, 2016

Who’s turning tables on whom?

Regulators Go after Fake Reviews

September 23rd, 2013

After a yearlong investigation, New York regulators are announcing a crackdown on misleading online reviews.

CannaPro CBD

December 2nd, 2020

A fake celebrity endorsement by Tom Hanks is the tip of the iceberg with this CBD product.


October 8th, 2020

An argument for embedded advertising disclosures in sponsored social media posts.

Alani Nu Balance

September 22nd, 2020

Supplement company says product is not a “fertility supplement.” Its marketing says otherwise.

MLM News Alert

August 10th, 2020’s curated list of MLM info and news of note.


July 8th, 2020

The online freelance marketplace has an unsubstantiated health claim problem.


July 1st, 2020

Don’t let the claims about these blue-light blocking glasses blind you to the facts. Suggests Updates to How the FTC Regulates Endorsement Advertising

June 29th, 2020

On June 22, 2020, responded to the FTC’s request for comment on the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (referred to here as the Endorsement Guides or Guides). First passed in 1980, and last amended in 2009, the Endorsement Guides provide guidance to businesses, and others, to ensure that advertisements

Summary of Action

June 24th, 2020

In June 2020, submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission, which was seeking public comment on whether to make changes to its Endorsement Guides. The Guides, which were first enacted in 1980 and amended in 2009, provide guidance to advertisers to ensure that ads incorporating endorsements and testimonials abide by the FTC Act.

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